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Address: 49 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LU, England
Phone Number: 01865 302925
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Activities: Drinking
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Great place for a pint and a bite while you're on a literary tour

Had lunch here on a Tuesday. The food was excellent and reasonably priced, though I was actually there for the Tolkien / Lewis connection. They do have photos and other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

While you are sipping your pint and choosing your meal you can screw your eyes half shut imagine Tolkein and Lewis supping their beers and chatting about their books and life...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Had lunch here on a Tuesday. The food was excellent and reasonably priced, though I was actually there for the Tolkien / Lewis connection. They do have photos and other memorabilia of Lewis and Tolkien throughout the pub. I recommend the chicken club sandwich, which came with a fresh side salad. There are also several beers on draft.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

As a pub, it's the standard fare until you add in the history with Tolkien and CS Lewis. Prices are fair enough and food is typical of an English pub. It's a clean place with limited seating due to popularity for the reasons mentioned above. A definite visit if you're a fan of the authors who frequented this place not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I does not matter if you are fan of one of the Inklings or not, The Eagle and Child pub is a great place! It's atmosphere is like a tavern, with kind staff and great beer. If you are Tolkien's fan (as I am) the experience is even more amazing. Sitting down where the famous writters used to gather around... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

What fun we had enjoying our meal in the midst of quotes and pictures of the Inklings! Worth walking all around with your pint or wine glass to find all the hidden treasures.

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Eagle and Child is, of course, famous as the meeting place of The Inklings, the literary group including CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien who used to meet there regularly to discuss their current work and all manner of other things. It maintains much of its old-world charm and also boasts an impressive food menu; we had a wonderful vegetarian... More 

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Newcastle, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Located just up on the left from the Ashmolean museum on St Giles, this is a very old pub, once frequented by Tolkein and other literary figures. The oldest part is at the front entrance, two small wood panelled rooms with limited seating. Small narrow bar area then further in, a large conservatory extension with much more seating. Good choice... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

You can feel that this pub is special before you even walk in. As you walk up and order a pint just look around. The history, the magic, and the feeling that you could run into J.R.R Tolkien, C.S Lewis, Owen Barfield, or Charles Williams ordering a pint next to you is awesome. It feels as if nothing changed from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A visit to this old and historic public house is an absolute must. Known for past literary patrons such as C.S. Lewis and Tolkien. The pub itself is quaint full of nooks and crannies. Food was pretty average and the drinks as per any other standard English pub, but it was interesting to visit for a quick bite.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We enjoyed the food there, we had one of the burger, copious and the chips were thick cut. However the let down is because of the poor state of the toilets. In view of the amount of people coming there due to the historic reason (C.S. Lewis and the Inklings), there should be more than 2 cubicles, the day when... More 

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